Albanese was in Coffs Harbour where he referenced the asbestos scare in Coffs Harbour and any repeat incident will be managed with great care.
“Each and every time there’s a project in which asbestos is present, it needs to be managed according to best occupational health and safety practice.” he said.
“This is not an issue that will be dealt with over a day or a week, this is an issue that is dealt with whenever you deal with infrastructure.”
Mr Albanese said the NBN can have a significant impact on education and healthcare.
“Now just think about the silly debate that goes on about costs,” he said.
“The costs of hospitalisation, the costs of trips to the GP, the costs of nurses going to the home to look after people.
“That’s why this is such a no brainer, this is about saving money, not spending money.”
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